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Underage fighters drawn into Indonesian separatist conflict

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The long-simmering armed conflict between Indonesia’s military and Papuans seeking independence includes indigenous teenagers and boys who appear barely adolescent, The [...]
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Social welfare spending grows 53.7pct on expanded costs, programmes

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Jakartapost | 6:02 AM

The finance ministry has revealed that spending on social welfare reached Rp 60.33 trillion (US$4.26 billion) at the end of May, a year-on-year (yoy) increase of 53.7 [...]
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Indonesia records trade surplus thanks to sharp import drop

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Jakartapost | 6:02 AM

The trade balance bounced back to a surplus in May following a large deficit in the previous month as a drop in exports was followed by a steeper decline in imports, [...]
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Indonesia police arrest three suspects over deadly factory fire

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesian authorities have arrested three people suspected of negligence after a fire ripped through a makeshift factory in North Sumatra, killing 30 people, a police [...]
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We’re not leaving anyone out of the Asia Pacific trade deal: Indonesian minister

25-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad told CNBC on the weekend that he’s willing to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, with just [...]
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Children among 30 dead in Indonesia matchstick factory blaze

24-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Women working in the matchstick factory in the town of Binjai often brought their children to work, a relative said. At least 30 people have been killed by a fire that swept [...]
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Exclusive: After bruising election, Indonesia to vet public servants to identify Islamists

24-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia plans to tighten vetting of senior public servants amid fears that hardline Islamist ideology has permeated high levels of government, according to documents [...]
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BCA awaits OJK approval to acquire Bank Royal

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheJakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Bank Central Asia (BCA) is waiting for a green light from the Financial Services Authority (OJK) to go ahead with its plan to acquire Bank Royal Indonesia. “The plan to [...]
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BCA selects diverse eight start-ups as fintech trainees

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheJakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Private lender Bank Central Asia (BCA) unveiled on Wednesday the first batch of eight financial technology (fintech) companies to join its start-up accelerator programme, [...]
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Low-cost carriers to cut airfares

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheJakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Low-cost carriers have agreed to cut airfares beginning next week amid growing protests over persistently high airplane tickets in the country, Coordinating Economic minister [...]
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6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Papua

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Papua, in eastern Indonesia on Thursday (Jun 20), US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit about 250 kilometres [...]
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North Sumatra invites Korean firm to build LRT connecting 4 cities

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheJakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The North Sumatra provincial administration is planning to build a light rapid transit (LRT) system next year to connect four cities: Medan, Binjai, Deli Serdang and Karo. [...]
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Indonesia plans more tax breaks to lift GDP growth finmin

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:02 AM

Indonesia plans to cut several different taxes to boost investment and accelerate economic growth, its finance minister said on Wednesday, after noting the government’s [...]
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North Sumatra lighter factory fire kills 30, including children

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheJakartaPost | 6:02 AM

At least 30 people died in a fire at a lighter factory in Binjai district, Langkat regency in North Sumatra on Friday afternoon. Langkat Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD [...]
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Report: Indonesia mulls Malaysia-Sumatra bridge as part of RM290b highway network

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Some time in the future, peninsular Malaysia might be connected to Sumatra seeing that the Indonesian government is currently studying the possibility of building a bridge [...]
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